Bradford (Manningham)

Situated in the local sports and community centre, Manningham test centre has been set up temporarily to accommodate the high volume of learners taking their driving test in Bradford. You can find the centre on Scotchman Road, a couple of miles out from the city centre. If you’ve decided to put your driving skills to the test here, we’d recommend taking the time to get to know Manningham a bit better. Keep on reading to get directionspass ratestest routes and much more!


Manningham Mills Sports & Community Association Scotchman Road Bradford West Yorkshire BD9 5AT

Tests Offered at Bradford (Manningham)

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Male and female toilets are available

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How To Get There

Manningham test centre shouldn’t be too difficult to reach. If you’re coming in from the centre of Bradford, simply get onto the B6144. Next, move onto Church Street and then Heaton Road. You can then follow local road signs to find the test centre. It won’t matter too much if you’re not so centrally located—the vicinity of A roads like the A650 and A658 make it a piece of cake to reach Manningham test centre. If it’s your first time heading to the centre, however, make your life easier and just use these directions with your sat nav.

A Bit More About Manningham

As with every other test centre in the UK, the location of Manningham test centre was carefully chosen to provide examiners with a varied range of road and traffic conditions for the practical test. If you’re taking the plunge here, you’ll have to get used to navigating around narrow residential streets—carefully manoeuvring around parked vehicles—and busy A roads like the A6177. With the close proximity of various local schools and nurseries around Manningham test centre, you’ll also need to keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians and changes in speed limit.

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Manningham Test Route

If you’ve been hoping to get ahead of other learners and prepare for your impending practical test by memorising the Manningham test route, you’ll be disappointed to hear that the DVSA no longer publishes its routes. So, no matter how hard you look, you won’t be able to get your hands on your exact route. This is because the test needs to reflect the unpredictability of taking to the road.

Of course, if you don’t want to head to Manningham completely in the dark, you can get an idea of what to expect by watching videos of Manningham test routes on YouTube. It’s also important to bear in mind that if you’re taking lessons with a local ADI, they’ll make sure you’re familiar with the roads most likely to crop up on your route anyway.

Manningham Test Pass Rates

If you’re a big fan of statistics, you’ll be pleased to find out that we are, too! That’s why we keep our eye out for the DVSA’s latest statistics to share them with our learners. For starters, did you know that the overall pass rate for those in the UK stands at 45.9%? Though we’d love to give you pass rates for Manningham, with it being a temporary centre, we don’t have pass rates to share. If you’re still looking to sate your curiosity, however, these articles should do the trick:

What If I Can’t Go To Manningham?

If you’re looking to get your hands on a particular test date, it’s always best to cast your net wider and consider taking your test at more than one test centre. If you’re looking for a backup option, or you’ve simply decided Manningham isn’t for you, your nearest options are Heaton and Thornbury.

What To Expect On The Day

Before you know it, your driving course will finally be at an end and you’ll have one hurdle left before you can get your full driving licence: the practical test. Though your nerves will be telling you you’re not ready, you should know that if your instructor thought you weren’t cut out for the practical, they’d simply tell you to cancel it. So, take a deep breath and tell yourself you’re ready!

On the day of your test, you’ll need to triple-check you’ve got your provisional. The examiner will ask to see it prior to the test itself, so you won’t be able to get away with not bringing it. You’ll also need to make sure you get to Manningham 10 minutes before your test is due to start. (Try not to get there any earlier; otherwise, you’ll end up getting in the way of other candidates taking their tests.)

Your test will consist of:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

The test route will eventually bring you right back to Manningham test centre. You’ll be able to sit back and relax for a minute or so whilst the examiner tots up your faults (unless you’re part of the zero minors club). Once they’re done, they’ll give you their final verdict. You’ll be able to look at the full breakdown of faults on a physical feedback sheet, or you’ll have it sent to you by email with the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, things don’t always go according to plan. With the driving test, it’s as simple as letting test day nerves get the better of you, or having a bad driving habit resurface, and you could end up failing. If this happens to you, instead of dwelling on it, you should get back behind the wheel and try again. If your confidence needs a quick boost, give one of PassMeFast’s refresher courses a try.

Ready to bite the bullet again? Avoid long waiting times and get PassMeFast to fast-track your test. Simply give us a ring on 0333 123 4949, or contact us online to get the ball rolling.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

If you’re looking to speed up learning to drive and get on the roads ASAP, PassMeFast is the driving school for you. Offering intensive and semi-intensive courses, PassMeFast gives learners ultimate flexibility when it comes to deciding the pace of their lessons. You can spend between 2 to 5 hours in the car, all depending entirely on your schedule and preferences. With one of our top instructors, you’ll familiarise yourself with the roads around Manningham and be ready to take your driving test in no time.

Looking to find out exactly why intensive courses are so popular nowadays? Give one a try yourself! Head on over to our course prices page to see what’s on offer. Alternatively, read up on our driving courses rundown. Once you’ve got something picked out, book your course online or give us a bell on 0333 123 4949.